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Better Than Real Because It's Not.

Saturday August 06th 2011, 12:47 am
Filed under: General

(Jun 15) 590 Madison Avenue was once IBM’s “World Headquarters”. Increasingly it appears I’ve made my last visit there. I wish I could have gotten better photos from there, the reflections in these are terrible.

apparently there was a cult of personality around TJ Watson
The company motto

ghost mike
The ghosts have been all over here lately.

blew it
The blue reflection is driving me nuts now. It’s the reflection of twilight from the windows.

That says “Gemini” on there, btw.

Wednesday May 25th 2011, 12:56 am
Filed under: General

(April 20) As has been my way since moving back to Long Island, I walked to IBM from Penn Station round-trip. I don’t feel I’m getting $4.50 worth of transportation to go only twenty three blocks north and four or five blocks east and back again. (In May I did Penn Station to 84th and back for a total of one hundred blocks north-south and one east-west)

walter's building
I’ve been trying to vary my route to take in new sights,
but the classics cannot be denied.

the clear skies are spotty
I wish my camera were as spotless as the view

bye bye ibm?
I need to do better than this. June might be my last time here.

there's a graph for everything!
This Deployinator thing is very popular

Friday August 20th 2010, 12:01 pm
Filed under: General

(July) Wood and metal.



Monday June 28th 2010, 12:12 am
Filed under: General

Time has not passed easily here in the wastelands.

Those of a certain age or those who’ve worked there recognize this as part of a long line of items bearing this (informal?) company motto.

the natural habitat of the new york rockette
Radio City has been on the verge of going under for at least 40 years now.
Cablevision owns everything but the building itself now, I presume this will be the last change before it slips into oblivion.

I pruned the deadwood and it showed its appreciation by blooming.
I bought this rose bush for my mother as a child. It now languishes on the side of my father’s house. As do I.

Thursday May 26th 2005, 8:16 pm
Filed under: General

May 24. NYLUG Day.
Unexpectedly, I was able to get away and into the city early.



All such trips start with the train.


 title plaque.

A World Trade Center story.



A fenceful of commemorative plaques.


 more plaques.

And still more plaques.


 a view of the village.

A view of The Village.


 wouldn't this make the laundromat seem interminable?

I would have thought caffeine would drag the whole thing out.


 those bastards!

Those bastards!
They chopped off the lower half of Superman!


 union square.

14th Street, Union Square.



This must be the way to NYLUG …
The penguins are going this way.


 jim gleason.

Jim opened the NYLUG meeting about Xen.


 moshe barr.

Moshe Barr spoke, …


 ian pratt.

… then Ian Pratt.